Spring Movie Preview: April 2017

April 7

Colossal

Anne Hathaway controls a kaiju. Everyone says don’t learn anything more about this movie till you see it, so don’t learn anything more about this movie till you see it.

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Spring Movie Preview: April 2016

April 1

Born to be Blue

Limited

Ethan Hawke stars in a reimagining of jazz trumpeter Chet Baker’s life. On paper, this looks like the white guy version of Miles Ahead, a reimagining of jazz trumpeter Miles Davis’s life.

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Spring Movie Preview: April 2014

April 2

Dom Hemingway

I don’t have time to write a full review, so here’s a quickie—this is the most I’ve enjoyed Jude Law in a really long time. His performance as the reprehensible Dom is engaging and likeable even as you cringe at how awful he is. Law is better than the movie itself, but it’s a solid alternative to the studio films that loom large over the month. Also, it took me half the movie to recognize the charming actress who plays Dom’s daughter as the Khaleesi herself, Emilia Clarke. She looks SO different without her Daenerys hair.

Limited

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Spring movie preview: April

With only one month to go before the uber-competitive summer season starts, April is bit softer as the studios wind down from March and gear up for May. There are a handful of releases that could hit in a big way but mostly, it’s middle of the road fare all the way, nothing super ambitious going on. Except for The Pirates! Band of Misfits because stop-motion animation is always ambitious. Continue reading “Spring movie preview: April”